“I was just telling chamber of commerce people, who met me, that green hydrogen is the future. Now, you can make green hydrogen not only from water, but you can make green hydrogen from organic waste,” he said.
On March 30, Gadkari rode in his new hydrogen-based electric car to Parliament.
Green hydrogen is generated from water and a vehicle runs on the same. The government is also working towards producing hydrogen from organic waste, Gadkari had said then while noting green hydrogen is cheaper than petrol.
Gadkari has been pushing for the use of alternative fuel-powered vehicles.
The NH projects of a total length 460 KM with an investment of Rs 8,000 crore would boost the inter- State connectivity by enabling seamless travel from Telangana to Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh, he said on a social media platform.
Addressing a gathering after the inauguration of the projects, he said the national highway network in Telangana has been expanded from 2,511 kms in 2014 to 4,996 kms till March 2022. In the last eight years, the NH network has been enhanced by 2,485 km. He assured that it would further be increased in the future.
“I am happy today in Telangana two projects were inaugurated and the foundation stone has been laid for 17 projects. Whatever has been done is just only a trailer, the actual is yet to start,” the Union Minister said.
The Union Minister said out of 33 districts in Telangana, 32 have already been linked with NH network and remaining one district would be connected soon. He said the National Highway infrastructure would be improved in Telangana by spending Rs three lakh crore between 2014 and 2024. It would be of the standard of the United States. He said five out of the 26 green express highways being built in the country would be passing through Telangana.
Observing that Hyderabad was a major IT hub and engine of the country’s economic growth, he said the prosperity of Telangana would lead to progress of the nation. Gadkari further said to make an ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ and achieving the Prime Minister’s dream of making India a USD 5-trillion economy, Telangana has also to be made prosperous and rich.